Dr. Todd Wolynn always loved to build things. When he was a kid, his favorite toys were his building blocks; he’d create cities and castles for all sorts of battles with his army toys and action figures. A proud product of the Pittsburgh Public Schools — Colfax, Reizenstein, Allderdice — Dr. Wolynn has grown up, but he’s still that same kid at heart; he’s still living in the East End, and he’s still building. These days, his goal is to build the model pediatric practice for the 21st Century.
Dr. Wolynn graduated from Washington and Jefferson University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, then earned a Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He’s been a board-certified pediatrician and an International Board-Certified lactation consultant for more than 15 years, and he currently serves as both the President of Kids Plus Pediatrics and the Executive Director of the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh.
When he’s not seeing patients at Kids Plus, Dr. Wolynn continues to build his reputation as a national expert in immunizations, breastfeeding medicine, pediatric sleep issues, and practice management. He speaks across the country on those and other topics, and is a proud member of seven national medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and the US Lactation Consultation Association.
For 6 years in a row, Pittsburgh Magazine named Dr. Wolynn one of the region’s “Top Doctors” in general pediatrics. For 9 years in a row (and counting!), he’s been named one of America’s Top Doctors by US News & World Report.
A self-proclaimed “Squirrel Hill Boy,” Dr. Wolynn loves both Aiello’s and Mineo’s Pizza (though he thinks Aiello’s might be “a smidge better”), NFL football (he calls it “a bit of an addiction”), all sorts of fantasy and science fiction (he’s gotten his boys hooked on Star Wars), swimming, and frisbee golf (he’ll challenge anyone to 9 or 18 baskets at Schenley Park).
Dr. Wolynn, his wife, their three children, and their dog live in Squirrel Hill. Dr. Wolynn’s favorite place to “play” in Pittsburgh are the water steps on the North Shore near PNC Park. (They’re free, the view of downtown is awesome, and, as an added bonus, he says, the water is even chlorinated!)
For a great profile of Dr. Wolynn, see this feature from Pop City Media: “Why are So Many Parents Talking Up Dr. Todd Wolynn?”